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February 7, 2018

Routines, Routines, Routines! – and a fun printable!

Sometimes people ask what makes me different from anyone else out there who writes about time management. My answer: I’m all about creating routines and building habits. One of the most popular parts of my first book is a section called Opening…

October 3, 2017

The (Fanny) Pack is BACK!

It’s no secret that I have an enduring love for fanny packs. In fact, my passion is well documented here, here, and here. But what do you actually PUT in your fanny pack during the school day? Kristi O., a Dean of Students for…

June 22, 2017

Staying Productive (and Sane) On The Road

Well, I’ll start with this. . . I love what I do in a very big way. Because there is no way I would have left a job I loved to leave my house and family, whom I adore, this many times if not. My master calendar of Together Group travel! But…

May 3, 2017

Short and Sweet Meeting with Myself

I’m always on the prowl for unique ways that Together Leaders prepare for the week ahead, and I loved this short and sweet version from Allison C., a leader in NYC’s Success Academies home office. Allison is already a dedicated Trello user, so…

February 17, 2017

Making the Most of Classroom Volunteers

I am not traveling this week, and so I booked a slot to volunteer in my daughter’s first grade classroom. I know I’ll be put right to work! But. . . sometimes volunteers are more work! With a little bit of planning and communication,…

January 10, 2017

My 2017 Togetherness Goal: Stay Focused

Happy 2017, my dear readers. My break was truly relaxing. . . it started with this and then I got a cold and tried this (it worked!) and I wrapped things up containing the pieces and hosting this.  But that is not why you joined me today. . . You…

October 28, 2016

Together Talks: Ann Clark, Superintendent

My obsessive wait for this blog to post each week, along with my secret love of these posts, has inspired me to start regularly highlighting interviews with stellar leaders and teachers who can share their personal reflections on the role of…

October 19, 2016

Too Much to Do: Amy’s Time Triage Tool

It’s that time of year again: Comprehensive Calendars are set, To-Do’s are a-poppin’, and it always feels like there’s just too much on our plates. So what do we do when we find ourselves in this situation? We cannot create time, but we…

June 23, 2016

Five-Minute Solutions + Going Dark on the Blog for July

Inspired by my IRL friend and blogger-hero Sara’s recent reflections, I asked myself where I might be able to come up with some five-minute solutions in my own life right now. By five-minute solutions, I mean really small things I could do…

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